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jackson. she's the 18th president of rensular polytech nique institute in troy, new york. this is the oldest institute in the united states and it's my great pleasure to announce her. >> good afternoon. you know there's a significant transformation under way globally in the way we make predictions, make products, make connections and ultimately make progress or not. the transformation i'm speaking of is being driven of course by the extraordinarily rapid expansion and availability of data from multiple sources and ever more powerful analytical and computational capacity that is generating yet new information. let me begin quickly with a vignette that may be a harbinger of things to come. as superstorm sandy, i'm sure you know a lot about it, was beginning to gather steam in the caribbean, five days before it slammed into new jersey and new york, u.s. forecasters were predicting a monster storm but uncertain of its path. by most indications this unusually powerful and complex form would graze the coast but move back out into the north atlantic. however there were steady re
'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i add my appreciation to mr. dreier as well and ask the question, why are we here think? know why i'm here. to protect working -- i know why i'm here. to protect working american, the vulnerable and the middle class. at the end of the clinton administration we had $5 trillion in surplus and it went out the window with tax cuts, bush tax cuts, and wars that we could not pay for. so i stand here today to say that working class and the vulnerable have the unemployment insurance and earned income tax and cuts in their taxes that they really need. but we still have work to do. want to make sure that we restore some very serious cuts that impact on the health care of americans and we have work to do on the sequestration and our fight is the same fight with the alcio. we want to make sure that the working americans don't pay for the rich getting richer. we're going to cut against cuts and what we have to do today is to
. scott: such time as she may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jackson lee: first of all, i want to thank mr. gowdy for the attentiveness to this legislation and shepherding it from the senate and accepting the senate amendment. i am on homeland security and i believe that the amendment that has been povided under this legislation originally h.r. 2076 will expand your intent and i believe that you believe it as well. i think it's very important to emphasize that we now have extra investigatory skills and techniques and a collaborative effort between homeland security personnel and those in the department of justice to be utilized by the homeland security secretary and the attorney general. helping to investigate violent acts or shootings that occur in venn injures such as schools, colleges, universities, nonfederal office buildings and other places of public use. this includes mass killings, three or more killings in a single incident. we all recognize the tragedy of newtown but there are tragedies that have faced us over the last couple of years. the pr
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